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Die Tolhuis Restaurant

Michell's Pass | R43, Ceres, Witzenberg Municipality 6835, South Africa
+27 23 312 1211
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good48%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“bunny chow” (7 reviews)
“beef pie” (2 reviews)
“carrot cake” (2 reviews)
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International, Vegetarian Friendly
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Michell's Pass | R43, Ceres, Witzenberg Municipality 6835, South Africa
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Reviewed 11 June 2017

I have eaten in a lot of restaurants. It does not make me an expert but. We ordered beef pie ,curry and pork burger that arived 50 min after our order was taken STILL no drinks. Food is absolutely far below standard and the bathrooms...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

We were on our way back from sight seeing the snow and decided we want to grab something to eat. I ordered the butternut soup with a roosterkoek. My food was cold and had a very odd taste. I don't like the orange flavor or...More

Thank Hanneke V
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

I had the privilege of having lunch here on the way from Stellenbosch to Ceres courtesy of a seasoned local. Views are amazing, no wifi..... so a well enjoyed 40 mins out ot the rat race. Food is all home made, i had the steak...More

1  Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We stopped here for breakfast. When we walked in, we were taken back in time. The menu is comprehensive with true rustic food with a modern twist. Enjoy a meal here next to a warm wood fire in winter.

Thank Mike4462
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped over a quick cold drink and enjoyed the beautiful views of Michell's Pass. Friendly waiter and a variety of toasted sandwiches to choose from.

Thank Charlene B
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

It's always a pleasant stop weather it's for breakfast or just a cup of moer coffee , it's a must do Thank you guys

Thank John S
Reint G, Owner at Die Tolhuis Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Dear John Thanks so much for the lovely compliment. People like you make our every effort worth our while Warm regards Reint & Karien

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Stunning little gem, staff is the Rock and Soul of this authentic soulful restaurant. Amazing freshly baked bread, coffee fresh and the snoek tert was sublime. The staff are the glue behind this really lovely stop. Really worthwhile, beautiful wild gardens at the back, the...More

Thank Robyn L
Reint G, Owner at Die Tolhuis Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Dear Robyn Thanks so much for your kind words. Aunty Violet, Sheila, Cathy and the casuals are indeed Tolhuis' gems. I will certainly forward your compliment. Hope to welcome you back soon. Regards Reint & Karien

Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

It's a rustic little bistro at the entrance of Ceres. And they have roosterkoek. There traditional coffee is served in enamel style mugs. Back to basics in an awesome way. The meal we had was good. But there version of french toast trumped my meal.

Thank Cornel B
Reint G, Owner at Die Tolhuis Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Hi Cornel! We're so glad that you enjoyed your visit. It is reviews like yours that make all our effort worth the while. Hope to welcome you back soon Regards Reint & Karien

Reviewed 24 March 2017

Stopped for a Sunday Lunch at the Tolhuis, very pleasant under the trees and. A small restaurant with good service, we had the Beef Pie with vegetables which was excellent. Drinks were nice and chilled and we had time to relax and observe the bird...More

Thank Stephen D
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Interesting range of dishes on a humourously presented menu. Unfortunately the service was slow, and they kept having to check back with the kitchen if stock was available.More

Thank KatandChrisL
Reint G, Owner at Die Tolhuis Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2017

Dear KatandChrist Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. And thanks for the compliment. Unfortunately our manager on duty wasn't up to scratch when it came to keeping up the stock. The said person is being dealt with as we speak. We...More

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Questions & Answers
10 December 2016|
Response from Reint G | Property representative |
Hi Denise. we are 3km from zipline's offices. You can also try Capish, our Italian restaurant in Ceres (1km). 023 007 0065.
26 November 2016|
Response from Reint G | Property representative |
hi. yes, we do..but you are more than welcome to bring your own bubbly regards Reint
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Michell's Pass | R43, Ceres, Witzenberg Municipality 6835, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Witzenberg Municipality  >  Ceres
  • Phone Number: +27 23 312 1211
  • E-mail
Whether you're in Ceres for the cherries at Klondyke, the snow on Matroosberg or in the Koue Bokkeveld, the big-sky beauty of the Tankwa Karoo National Park and the Cederberg or a thrill-seeking day with Ceres Zipslide Adventures, make sure you stop over at Die Tolhuis Restaurant, without doubt the coziest restaurant with the best mountain views in the Ceres area. And if, like welcoming owners Reint and & Karien Grobler, you swear by the wise words of Mahatma Ghandi, "there is more to life than increasing its speed," you can prepare yourself for a mouthwatering 'kuier' that will keep you coming back for more.
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